Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sometimes They Go in Twos...

First Milton Babbitt, now John Barry.



Rest in peace, with hip, jazz-inflected counterpoint...

Guardian: obit here, clips here. NYT (via AP) here.

My favorite of his Bond themes was Thunderball.

Boat Of performed an extraordinarily fucked version of its main theme (originally sung by Tom Jones at his bombastic apogee) during a live WREK-FM session in 1982. We knew who the greats were...

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TS

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